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Slain anti-mafia judge's daughter under guard

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Slain anti-mafia judge's daughter under guard
Paolo Borsellino's memorial tree in Palermo. Photo: Dedda71
07:40 CEST+02:00
Italy's interior ministry has placed Lucia Borsellino, the daughter of a Sicilian judge killed by the mafia in 1992, under protection, media reports said on Monday.

The 46-year-old recently resigned a senior post in the health system in Sicily after being praised by investigators for her help in a probe into suspected mafia infiltration.

Fears she could now be targeted by the mafia have led to her being accorded a bullet-proof car and bodyguards, despite her reluctance to have them.

The bomb which killed her anti-mafia father Paolo Borsellino also killed five of his six bodyguards.

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